Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations

The Scout Association of Australia – New South Wales Branch


Ex-Officio and Non-Executive Director Positions

The Scouts Australia NSW Board of Directors invites suitable candidates to apply for one (1) Ex-Officio Director role and two (2) Non-Executive Director roles.

The Organisation

As part of a worldwide organisation, Scouts Australia NSW engages and inspires young Australians to develop confidence, resilience and leadership.

The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilling as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

The Candidate

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older and be eligible to apply for a current Working With Children Check. Board Members are required to sign a Director’s letter that recognises their commitment to the values and ideals of Scouting, including the Scout Law and Promise. Directors are also required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for Adults in Scouting.

Competencies, Duties and Obligations

Director core competencies are:

  • Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management mindset
  • Strategic and flexible thinker
  • Knowledge of Governance
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Collaborative approach
  • Independence of mind
  • Appreciation of the values of Scouting

As a Director you will be expected to:

  • Understand your legal duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act, 2001
  • Be accountable for your performance and conduct as a member of the Board
  • Actively support the strategic direction and priorities of the Chief Commissioner and Scouts NSW

The Non–Executive Positions

The Board comprises twelve (12) people of whom six (6) are Ex Officio Directors and six (6) are Non-Executive Directors. Two (2) Non-Executive Director positions on the Board of Directors are to be filled at the Scouts NSW AGM on 20 July 2019.

Non-Executive Directors should be nominated on the basis of appropriate qualifications, experience and skills. AICD qualifications or equivalent will be highly regarded.

Board Members are not remunerated by Scouts NSW.

In order to provide an appropriate mix of skills across the Board membership, candidates with the appropriate experience and skills are being sought for the following positions in 2019:

  • Finance (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Information and Communications Technology

To Apply

  1. Download the Non-Executive Nomination Pack here.
  2. Complete the on-line nomination form here and upload supporting documents.

Nominations for Non–Executive Directors close at 5 pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW at or on 02 9735 9000.

The Ex-Officio Position

The Board comprises twelve (12) people of whom six (6) are Non-Executive Directors and six (6) are Ex-Officio Directors. One (1) Ex-Officio Director positio on the Board of Directors is to be filled at the Scouts NSW AGM on 20 July 2019.

The Ex-Officio role to be filled in 2019 is:

  • Country Region Representative

The role of Country Regions Representative is open to all eligible members of Scouts NSW.

The Country Regions Representative is required to have experience and knowledge of the unique challenges of Scouting in rural NSW.

Nominations for Ex–Officio Directors are now closed.

Life Councillor Nominations

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors invites nominations for the position of Life Councillor, for appointment at the 2019 AGM.

In order to nominate a member (past or present) for Life Councillor, please complete the online nomination form, providing the following information:

  • A written nomination for the proposed Life Councillor of up to 500 words stating how this nominee has given long and distinguished service to the organisation.
  • Provide up to two (2) optional written references of up to 300 words.

A background check of all nominees will be conducted by the Chief Executive Officer. Nominations will be presented to the Board of Directors for recommendation. Life Councillors will be elected by a direct vote of the Branch Council.

Nominations for Life Councillors are now closed.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW at or on 02 9735 9000.